2K5 Black Magic SF
2K8 Proto SLG
2K3 VF Autococker
Piranha Field Marker
2K5 Black Magic Autococker (Black/Red)
Pure Energy 68/3000 Tank
Evil Pipe Kit
Proto SLG (Olive)
CP 2 Piece Barrel (black)
PE 48/3000 Tank
VL Evolution II
Empire nano On/Off
2K5 Trilogy Competition
Shocktech Superfly Bolt
Shocktech Cocking Rod
Dye Sticky 3 Grips
WGP Cam Adjuster
Evil Pipe Kit
16 Oz CO2 with A/S
VL Revvy with Empire Sound Board
1. Hopper (Revvy should be fine unless you e-blade it)
2. Barrel (the stock is ok, but with small bore paint it'll roll out
3. N2 (CO2 works just fine on this gun but Air is always a good upgrade)
4. Drop (Heavy tanks can throw the balance of this gun off )
Air Efficiency (big time), Price, overall stock quality
Stock Barrel, movement of industry away from autocockers, heavy (lighter than my 03 though)
I've owned my cocker for about half a year now. Like most people, I started out with a blowback (Piranha Field Marker in my case). It was nice, easy to maintain/repair, but you always get the sense that you can do better when you shoot it. I decided that it was time for an upgrade, but didn't want to go electro at the time. Since then I've added a 2K5 Black Magic and a Proto SLG, but I still get alot of use out of my Trilogy.
The Cam adjuster is awesome, I have never short stroked a single trigger pull, despite the fact that I was brand new to cockers. With the mod the trigger pull is noticably shorter than my '03. Truth be told I could probably walk the trigger if it weren't for the 1.5 finger frame.
This gun is quite fast for a mech, plus it is a closed bolt operation meaning less time for the ball to drop between shots. You will definately need some sort of upgraded hopper or you will chop alot. I've never needed anything beyond my Revvy, but that upgrade made a HUGE difference. If you really want to max your performance the other upgrade that is important is the barrel. You want to be matching the barrel to your paint size. For most of us that means a barrel kit, or at least a new barrel with a smaller bore size. I use smaller bore paint (marbellizer mostly) and the balls will just roll around the stock barrel like crazy. The pipe kit solved that problem nicely. I personally upgraded to N2, but to be honest this gun worked quite well on CO2; I just liked to improve consistancy and protecting my internals.
On to the issues that I haven't addressed.
1. The gun does weigh a little bit. Its doesn't bother me, but its much heavier than my SLG or my old Piranha. Probably about the same as my Black Magic if that helps any.
2. Lack of autococker focus in the marketplace-- Its sad, because of how much I love my Trilogy, but the fact is that most stores just aren't stocking cocker products, and some stores don't even have techs that can repair them. Heck, even WGP is releasing non-autocockers now.
Unlike some on here I definately don't think its crap. I'm going to give it a 7 (but keep in mind I actually adhered to the scale stated). I would definately buy it, but there are the limitations I mentioned above. Bear in mind that I don't have experience with the real high end markers either, but then if you're thinking about a Trilogy you probably haven't either.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 at 12:44 pm PST
quote:Originally posted by GTYellowJacket My stock trilogy comp barrel measured between 0.688 and 0.689 with calibrated calipers -- much smaller than I had inticipated given my similar experiences with paint rolling out..
And changing the barrel to a Dye boomstick took care of nearly all of the noise issues.
Yeah. Actually I held it next to the bore of my .689 pipe back and saw the same thing. Apparently I just use really small paint